USCG Base Ketchikan Alaska — Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Homeport Upgrades

USCG Base Ketchikan Alaska — Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Homeport Upgrades

2016 | Industrial / Process / Research Facilities | National Award — Excellence | National Award — Merit

USCG Base Ketchikan Alaska - Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Homeport Upgrades

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

This project was a task order under a DHS national design-build multiple award construction contract (MACC). As an agency within the DHS, the U.S. Coast Guard fully embraces the design-build approach, which provided the contractual flexibility needed to effectively deliver the extensive technical and operational requirements of this project.


The USCG Base Ketchikan Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Homeport Upgrades project involved the design and construction of a 15,000-square-foot shop and hazardous materials (MAT/HAZMAT) building, a 400 foot floating dock for the USCG’s new fast response cutters, construction of a seawall to accommodate 20-foot tide line fluctuations, the relocation of an existing dock, a strengthened crane operations area, the demolition of an existing building, and the relocation of a 180-foot breakwater and debris deflector.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: Department of Homeland Security/U. S. Coast Guard/Facilities Design and Construction Center
Design-Builder: Mortenson Construction
General Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Architect: TranSystems Corporation
Engineer: TranSystems
Specialty Contractors: Within Designs, BCE Engineers
Specialty Consultant: BCE Engineers
Other Team Members: Sierra Designs, JDH Corrosion Consultants, Dawson Construction Inc., Ketchikan Mechanical Inc., Channel Electric Inc., Secon Inc., Swinburnson Enterprises, Transpac Marinas, Inc.. Smart Construction Inc.
Duration of Construction: 22 months
Project Cost: $28,168,035